The Politics of Hazardous Waste Management

The Politics of Hazardous Waste Management

Duke Press Policy Studies

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Book Pages: 327 Illustrations: Published: November 1983

Environmental Studies, Politics > Public Policy

One of the most critical areas of environmental controls is the regulation and management of hazardous wastes. This book examines the political context in which policy and management decisions in this are are made (state and federal, public and private), discusses implementation of the current policy mandate (the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act), and its financing (the Superfund). The contributors analyze specific cases and assess the evolution of hazardous waste regulation at federal, state, and local levels.



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List of Tables and Figures vii

Preface and Acknowledgments ix

Part I. Introduction and Approach

1. The Process of Hazardous Waste Regulation: Severity, Complexity, and Uncertainty / James P. Lester 3

Part II. Federal and Intergovernmental Perspectives

2. Toxic Substances, Hazardous Wastes, and Public Policy: Problems in Implementation / Richard Riley 24

3. Superfund: Preimplementation Planning and Bureaucratic Politics / Steven Cohen and Marc Tipermas 43

4. Federalism and Hazardous Waste Policy / Harvey Lieber 60

Part III. Subnational Perspectives

5. Hazardous Waste Policy in Florida: Is Regulation Possible? / Bruce A. Williams and Albert R. Matheny 74

6. Intergovernmental and Public-Private Sector Relations in Hazardous Waste Management: The New York Example / John A. Worthley and Richard Torkelson 102

7. Institutional Fragmentation and Hazardous Waste Policy: The Case of Texas / Kenneth W. Kramer 112

8. Technological Parties and Hazardous Waste Politics in California / David L. Morell 139

9. The Politics of Public Participation in Hazardous Waste Management / Walter A. Rosenbaum 176

10. State Roles in Siting Hazardous Waste Disposal Facilities: From State Preeemption to Local Veto / Susan G. Hadden, Joan Veillette, and Thomas Brandt 196

11. A Comparative Perspective on State Hazardous Waste Regulation / James P. Lester, James L. Franke, Ann O'M. Bowman, and Kenneth W. Kramer 212

Part IV. Conclusions

12. The Politics of Hazardous Waste Regulation: Theoretical and Practical Implications / Ann O'M. Bowman 234

13. Epilogue / Ann O'M. Bowman 252

Appendix A. Proposed National Priorities List for Superfund Cleanup Activities by State 257

Appendix B. State Hazardous Waste Funding Arrangements 270

Appendix C. National Wildlife Federation State Toxic Substances Survey Form 273

Notes 277

Selected Bibliography 307

Index 311

Contributors 316
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